The Documentary Photographer Podcast
By Roger Overall
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A podcast about how to create meaningful documentary photographs
||CleanEpisode 29: Finale—Lessons Learned and How to Get the Most from this Podcast||This is the final episode of the Documentary Photographer Podcast. It may return for a second season, but for now it is the last one. You'll hear me explain why I've called a halt and find out the top 10 wondrous things the podcast gave me. ...||7 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Anna Gunn—How to Create Your Own Photo Fest||Anna Gunn joins us from Portugal to talk about her career in photography and how she created Porto Photo Fest from scratch. Follow her journey from aerospace engineering via theatre lighting to photography. You'll not only hear lots to inspire...||1 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Mandy Barker—Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals||In this episode, you’ll hear Mandy Baker talk about her project Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals, which draws attention to plastic pollution in the environment—seas and oceans in particular. From the project exhibition press...||27 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Gabrielle Motola—An Equal Difference||Welcome to the Documentary Photographer podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear Gabrielle Motola talk about her career path and her work, especially her book ‘An Equal Difference’. The book looks at Iceland’s response to the 2008 financial...||1 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Damian Drohan—Relentlessness||Damian Drohan talks about how to generate paying documentary commissions and explains how he has received commissions from public bodies. He also talks about keeping yourself going during lean times and during dark times.||24 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Jon Wilkening—The Courage to Follow Your Heart to Fulfilment as a Photographer||Jon Wilkening left a successful career in finance to become a fine art photographer. His whole life, he felt like he was different and couldn't shake a sense of not quite belonging. It's hardly surprising when you think he's an American whose...||25 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Peter Cox—Self-publishing Using Kickstarter||Peter Cox is a successful professional landscape photographer based in Co. Cork in Ireland. He is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to help publish his second book—"Atlantic Light". To say it has been a huge success so far would be...||21 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Stephen Serio—Smartphone Photography & Changing Lanes||Can you make money from smartphone photography? Yes, you can. In this episode of The Documentary Photographer podcast, American photographer Stephen Serio talks about his Instagram photography and how it fits in with his career as a professional...||11 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Jonathan Desmond & Roger Overall – Pre-qualifying Your Clients for Documentary Work||In a change from the norm, Canadian photographer Jonathan Desmond takes the reins of the podcast and asks regular host Roger Overall questions about how he approaches documentary photography. In particular, they talk about how to explain to both...||18 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Iesha Small – Documenting Depression||In this episode documentary photographer and teacher Iesha Small talks about her project documenting depression. Iesha explains how her own spell of depression resulted in her taking up photography. She also talks about using text and audio in her...||2 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Carl Weese and the Case of the Platinum/Palladium Prints||Carl Weese, who joined us in episode 3, is back to bring us up to date on his epic 18,000-mile trip around the USA to photograph drive-in movie theatres. He also talks about the platinum/palladium print process. He is a master of this contact printing..||10 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Denis Balibouse and the Gruyere Cheese Makers||Speaking purely from a selfish point of view: I could happily live out the rest of my days producing documentary photographs and films about artisan food producers. Being around them is inspirational. Their knowledge, skill and passion is infectious....||22 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Brian David Stevens – The Meaningful Landscape||This episode features a conversation with Brian David Stevens. He speaks eloquently and thoughtfully about his work and approach to photography and his subjects. We meander through landscape photography, street photography and documentary photography...||1 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Bill Eppridge and the Beautiful Death||The recent passing of Bill Eppridge reminded me of the photograph that he took of a dying Robert Kennedy and of my reaction to it – it is a beautiful photograph. I wonder whether the beauty of the photograph detracts from the story. Is it above...||7 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Christian Payne – Photography with a Conscience||This is a special episode of the podcast. So special that it's being released ahead of the usual slot and before another interview that was already in the queue. The reason is twofold. First the photographer interviewed is a remarkable man who went...||8 5 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Gina Glover – Bringing the Personal into Your Work||How do you choose the things that you want to photograph? Our personal circumstances and interests play a big part in our choices, of course. But so does serendipity. Gina Glover's story is a good example of this. She launched her career...||28 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Dana Popa - The Role of Gender in Photography||In this episode, I'm joined in conversation by Dana Popa, a Romanian photographer who is based in London. Dana has done work in very sensitive environments – among sex slaves, for instance. These environments made me wonder whether a man...||20 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Jonathon Keats – What Is A Documentary Photograph?||Just what is a documentary photograph? Like most of you listening to this podcast, I have my own definition of what it is, but I've never delved much deeper than my own ideas and preconceptions. I had a sense of what worked for me and that was...||18 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Dave Walsh - The Dialogue Between Photographer and Viewer||Have you ever thought about the relationship between the photographer, their work and the viewer? It's a key consideration for documentary photographers. How much should we reveal? How much should we explain? What role should we allow the viewer in...||21 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: David Creedon - Research, Depth and Understanding||In this episode of The Documentary Photographer podcast, we are joined by David Creedon. David has been dubbed "Cork's Vermeer" and his work is characterised by a similar use of available light to the Dutch Master painters. In the interview, he talks...||23 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Joeri van der Kloet - Documentary Weddings||In episode eight of The Documentary Photographer podcast we welcome Joeri van der Kloet, a Dutch wedding photojournalist.||20 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Simon Norfolk - Finding A Higher Purpose||Simon Norfolk has been photographing man's preoccupation with war for over a decade. In this episode of The Documentary Photographer podcast he talks about his work, the underlying thinking behind it, how he gains access to sensitive and dangerous...||15 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Darren Purcell - A Wedding Photographer in Haiti||Irish wedding photographer Darren Purcell tells how he was approached by a charity to photograph in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. We discuss dealing with subjects who have gone through such a trauma, as well as the...||24 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Penny Wolin - Descendants of Light||The guest for this episode of The Documentary Photographer podcast is Penny Wolin, a US photographer who has had an illustrious career. Penny is known for her many entertainment industry portraits and her work documenting the life of Jews in the US,...||4 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Doug Menuez - Advertising Documentary||In this episode of The Documentary Photographer podcast, I get to talk to one of my heroes: Doug Menuez. Doug is a US photographer who has found the holy grail - being paid advertising rates to photograph documentary images his way. The perfect blend..||20 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Carl Weese - Driving Around And Driving In||In the third episode of The Documentary Photographer podcast, Roger Overall interviews Carl Weese, an American professional photographer who is completing a 13-year-long project to photograph America's drive-in movie theatres.||30 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Online Income Experiment and Pat Flynn, Smart Passive Income||In the second episode of The Documentary Photographer, Roger Overall interviews Pat Flynn, an online income expert who produces the Smart Passive Income blog and podcast.||4 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Launch and Dragan Tomas||Dragan Tomas talks about his project with Travellers in Cork, Ireland||1 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Great listen. Have had the recurring pleasure of seeing Roger in action as a photographer at the Rectory in West Cork where I work. Was also lucky enough to attend a one day course that Dragan gave about Photography last summer so know these guys are very passionate about their trade. A very interesting podcast. Looking forward to more in the future. Subscribed and waiting for more!!!
Not JUST for those interested in photography.
Though not a documentary photographer, I find myself drawn regularly to these podcasts. Think Sunday morning documentary radio and you get a small sense of this podcast. Yes you will learn all sorts of techie stuff and how to be a better photographer including great business advise but I'm more interested in the human aspect. Roger Overall is a storyteller extraordinaire and that's what makes the podcast so engaging. He chooses interesting topics, interviews fascinating people and asks all the right questions and does it all with a very humble and human manner. Photographers, aspiring photographers and non-photographers alike, stick this on your download list now.
Unlike many photography podcasts, Rogers podcast is informative and thought provoking. Well worth a listen.